Thursday, 20 June 2019

Budget beauty products worth trying: Superdrug Simply Pure Hydrating Serums

I am definitely not a skincare snob, I buy many things in the drugstore and I think there are great products at affordable prices. But having tried lots of products, at lower and higher price point, I realised that more expensive ones tend to be more effective and better suited to my 40-years old skin. Yet, every now and then I come across a really affordable skincare that is very good and worth talking about.
I've seen many people on Instagram, within the skincare community, praising the very affordable hydrating serums from Superdrug and, of course, I was intrigued and wanted to try them. I used some Superdrug skincare in the past (see my post) and was pleasantly surprised by it so when I found these two serums as a part of my birthday present from my blogging friends (Siobhan, Dorota and Leanne) I have started using them straight away.
Superdrug simply pure hydrating serums
I have a lot of skincare products, and, unless I really commit myself to using something everyday, I usually alternate between different serums, depending on my skin needs, so apart from the first impressions I couldn't really see if the Superdrug serums are any good. Until I decided to take them on my holidays as the only serums for almost two weeks. I thought it would be the perfect time to give them a good test with the hope they would work well for my skin in the long run.
My usual holiday skincare routine is simple and focuses on hydration and protection, I don't use any actives (like retinol, acids) or intensive exfoliators when I know I will be spending all days in the sun/water, and my skin will be exposed to environmental factors more then usual.

Superdrug Simply Pure Hydrating Serum, 50ml, £2.99
Buy here: Superdrug
Aqua, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycereth-26, Polysorbate 60, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Boswellia Serrata Gum, Dipropylene Glycol, Allantoin, Sodium PCA, Pentylene Glycol, Sodium Lactate, Lactic Acid, Serine, Urea, Sorbitol, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Ceramide NP, Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Disodium EDTA.

Superdrug Simply Pure Hydrating Serum

This serum has a consistency of a very lightweight lotion, with no scent, it sinks into the skin quickly leaving it instantly hydrated, soothed and comfortable. Oily skin could probably use it on its own as a light moisturiser. Many affordable skincare products don't have an impressive ingredients list, packed with 'fillers', and/or components that don't offer much benefits for the skin, but this serum, while simple, contains skin loving ingredients which will hydrate and moisturise the skin (Glycerine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Urea, Lactic acid) and protect and strengthen its barrier to avoid future moisture loss thanks to Ceramides complex.
It's a really lovely serum to add to your routine for extra hydration and to help protect the skin.

Superdrug Simply Pure Hydrating Night Serum, 50ml, £3.99
Buy here: Superdrug

Aqua, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycereth-26, Dimethicone, Polysorbate 60, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Acrylates/ C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Butylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, Pentylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dimethiconol, Lactic Acid, Serine, Sodium Lactate, Urea, Boswellia Serrata Gum, Disodium EDTA, Sorbitol, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), S odium Chloride, Allantoin

Superdrug Simply Pure Hydrating Night Serum

The night time version is ever so slightly richer in texture then the other serum but it still has a consistency of a lightweight moisturiser, has no scent and it gets absorbed quickly leaving the skin a bit more nourished in comparison. It doesn't contain Ceramides but it has Squalane which is an excellent ingredient to deeply hydrate the skin. Other then that the ingredients are pretty similar to the Hydrating Serum.
I didn't take any other serums on my, almost two weeks, holidays and the rest of my routine was just usual what I had been using at home. Despite two long haul flights, being in the sun/sea or pool all day long, drinking not enough water for sure as it was replaced with cocktails (oops!) my skin was hydrated and plumped. I had couple of breakouts but probably thanks to less then healthy diet then anything else.
I couldn't believe how well both serums worked for my skin, I even used them on my arms, (they got a bit sunburnt despite using SPF multiple times a day), and they soothed the skin and hydrated it so it didn't peel and recovered pretty quickly.
Now, don't expect miracles from these serums, they don't claim to make us look younger, flawless etc. but they do exceptionally well what they do state, they deeply hydrate the skin, soothe it and protect it.
So if your skin is dry or/and dehydrated and your skincare routine is lacking basic hydration I can't recommend either of the serum enough. You can't go wrong with them, especially for such a low price.
And the best part is that they not only work well, are affordable but also have skin loving ingredients which would work well for pretty much every skin type.  
Have you tried Superdrug skincare?


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